“Fujinomiya: Bridging Communities, Sharing Our Memories” is featured on the web site of DESIAP (Design and Social Innovation in Asia-Pacific). DESIAP is a web platform to share innovative actions and practical wisdom among Asia-Pacific Rim countries. URL: Fujinomiya: Bridging Communities, Sharing Our Memories(DESIAP) “Fujinomiya: Bridging Communities, Sharing Our Memories” In the winter of 2014, high school students from Shizuoka prefectural Fugaku-kan, set up an interactive event involving local senior citizens, using old photos from Fujinomiya. This interactive event was held in the Fujinomiya Station Shopping Street.
BBC radio 4 “You & Yours” reported one of the advanced Japanese day services for people with early-onset dementia at Machida city in Tokyo, DAYS BLG!. BBC Radio 4, You & Yours (related link) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06rzd4d#playt=0h27m01s
“Words for a Journey – The Art of Being with Dementia” has received a Good Design Award 2015. The Good Design Award has been the only comprehensive award for design in Japan since 1957. “Words for a Journey – The Art of Being with Dementia” is the result of collaborative work between associate professor Takashi Iba and the students at the Iba Laboratory with corporate members of the Dementia Friendly Japan Initiative(DFJI) [Link] https://www.g-mark.org/award/describe/43077 > Words for a Journey Project
Photos of the Dementia Friendly Japan Summit 2015 (DFJS2015) . DFJS2015 was held at the Meiji University in Tokyo, September 5th-6th, 2015. More than 200 people attended.
As National Improvement Advisor for Dementia at Scottish Government (Focus on Dementia Programme), Ms. Michelle Miller visited Japan and reported her impression on “DAYS BLG!.” DAYS BLG! provides very advanced day services for people with early-onset dementia at Machida city in Tokyo. Men at Work by Ms. Michelle Miller https://dementiakeepingconnected.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/men-at-work/
The Global Communication Centre within the International University of Japan and the Dementia Friendly Japan Initiative have released “A Guide to a Dementia Friendly Community – Ideas for cross-sector and cross-generation initiatives.” This Guide was the outcome of a project which was funded by a grant from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare during the fiscal year 2014. Guide to a Dementia Friendly Community Guide_to_a_DFC_2014e
Words for a Journey – The Art of Being with Dementia collects practical knowledge on living with dementia. Though many hold negative impressions of the disease, there are still many who are living well with dementia. They have not given up everything in their life just because they have the disease. The book collects wisdom and stories from such people, and extracts its essence to be shared widely. More specifically, the information in the book is formatted into small pieces of hints. Each hint describes a “context” that people with dementia and the people around experience, and a “problem” that is commonly associated with the situation. Following this, a “solution” …
Pattern Language is an idea proposed by architect Christopher Alexander for scribing out people’s knowledge. Alexander found repeatedly seen relationships between objects in a beautiful towns and buildings, and decided to call them “patterns”. He suggested collecting these patterns into one collection so it would become a “language” to be shared among people, so that everyone can join in on the building process of houses and towns. This organized format of writing out the context, problem, and solution of practical knowledge is used in many fields – its largest being software design – to enhance the creativity of people. Takashi Iba, associate professor at Keio University, is the pioneer in …
Photos of the Dementia Friendly Japan Summit 2014 (DFJS2014) . DFJS2014 was held at the 3331 Arts Chiyoda in Tokyo, July 5th-6th, 2014. More than 200 people attended.
Photos of the Fragrance Project at the Dementia Friendly Japan Summit 2014 (DFJS2014) . Fragrance Project held a workshop at the DFJS2014, the 3331 Arts Chiyoda in Tokyo, July 6th.